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matplotlib.axes.Axes.get_yaxis_text1_transform

Axes.get_yaxis_text1_transform(pad_points)

Get the transformation used for drawing y-axis labels, which will add the given amount of padding (in points) between the axes and the label. The x-direction is in axis coordinates and the y-direction is in data coordinates. Returns a 3-tuple of the form:

(transform, valign, halign)

where valign and halign are requested alignments for the text.

Note

This transformation is primarily used by the Axis class, and is meant to be overridden by new kinds of projections that may need to place axis elements in different locations.